Happy Homemaker Monday ~ Week of August 12

Good morning! I'm actually awake and chipper this morning, something a little unusual for me. I'm very much a night owl and sleep in kind of gal so to get up around 6:45, stay up, and still be in a good mood, well that's something to celebrate.

We had a good weekend. It was hot as can be, so outside of a small trip to get school supplies for Kyla, we hid indoors all weekend. Which I've loved because Mike finally decided to give it a go and let both of my fur babies inside full time. I've had so much fun in the last few days watching these two and especially watching Friday. She's never been inside for more than 10-15 minutes before, it's been a blast watching her get used to the house noises and watching her conquer her fear of the stairs.

And now it's time for this week's Happy Homemaker Monday with Sandra from Diary of A Stay at Home Mom.

The Weather:

It's hot...again. Like really hot. Our heat index is running between 110-115. Ugh. I'm so over this.

On My Breakfast Plate:

 Nothing yet, I haven't decided if Kyla and I are going to swing by the donut shop or if I'm going to be good and just the last of the fruit salad.

Right Now I Am:

Trying to get this post completely done before we have to leave for a doctor's appointment. I have 26 minutes... wish me luck! *I Finished with 4 minutes to spare.. woo-hoo!*

On My Reading Pile:

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

I'm really enjoying this book. It's about the hill folks of Kentucky during the final months of the Great Depression. The main character is what they call a Bluet and is based on a real family, the Fugates, who had blue skin due to genetics and geography.

It's an amazing story of resilience in the face of persecution, bigotry, impossible odds and the harsh life of the hills people in Kentucky.

The TV I Watched This Weekend:

I finally finished up Bates Motel. Loved it!  Mike and I also watched one episode of Jessica Jones, one more to go and we will be done with the series.

On The TV This Week:

I'm rewatching Gilmore Girls.  Mike and I plan on finishing Jessica Jones also. Other than that I'm not really sure what I'll be watching.

Meal Options This Week:
  • Shrimp Tacos
  • BBQ Drumsticks
  • Breakfast Casserole

On My To-Do List:
  • Start school this week with Hayley
  • Hair appointment with my mom on Tuesday
  • Wash Grandpa's comforter
  • Drop off books for donation
  • Continue going through cookbooks
  • Normal house chores
My Hobby For The Week:

I'm taking a small break from crocheting to work on getting Mike's family photo's sorted, scanned, and put away. I made it through 1982 over the weekend, hoping to get through 1985 by the end of the week.

Looking Forward To:

The routine that comes with having school in session. I love the freedom of summer but I always welcome the daily routine of the school year.

Looking Around The House:

It's in pretty decent shape. I've been keeping on top of the cleaning. The floors will have to be vacuumed today because of the pet hair but that's really the only thing that needs to be done.

From The Camera:

Even Mike is enjoying the dogs, though he'll never admit it lol. 

What I'm Wearing Today:

Jean shorts and one of my favorite owl shirts.

From The Blog:

August Goals: One Month Till Summer

Raising A Child With Retinitis Pigmentosa ~ The Diagnosis

Grocery Spending and Meals Ate Week of Aug 5



  1. WOw, that scrapbook looks cool.. So wonderful to do those for your kids.. YOU are one busy lady.. Have a grand week!

    1. Oh I don't have the patience for scrapbooks lol. Thankfully this is just sorting photos and putting them into a photo safe album. And I'm ready to not be busy. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I don't like to admit it but I'm also ready for the routine the school year brings. That looks like a huge photo project but it will be nice to have those memories preserved. Hope you have a wonderful week!

    1. Despite the early mornings (which I hate) this week has been great because of the routine.

      Huge doesn't begin to describe how much I have to do lol but I know it's important to my husband so I don't mind.

      Thanks for stopping by.

  3. That book looks good! I love your scrapbooking too. Great picture of your husband with the dogs. Have a great week

  4. Gilmore Girls! Love this! Fun pic of your hubs and the pups! Have a great Monday/week!

  5. I'm listening to Gilmore girls while reading this! Love your furbabies... sweet with daddy. Good luck getting back to school, may it be a smooth move! LeeAnna

  6. Enjoyed reading your post, Felicia! I know I've said this before, but I've got to get started on sorting photos here. You inspire me! Hope you're having a great week! Blessings! :)

  7. Sorry I'm so late this week - just been busy! I LOVE the picture of the fur babies having fun "inside". I still LOVE re-watching Gilmore Girls too - such a fun show. See you again tomorrow.